The season seemed to hang in the balance, waiting for that all-important 5th runner to fill out the scoring and boost the men far enough to make CIF. Freshman Kenny Lee stepped up. Finishing only 2 places behind Titan freshman leader Drew Jack, Lee ran his heart out, as did all of the top 5.
The plan was that our top 3 had to beat Temple City’s second runner in order to have a chance and Drew had to take out their fifth man. Peaky and Michael shredded the playbook by out-racing not only their #2 but also their top runner, Danny Lu. Junior Robbie Moreton provided the finishing punch by placing right behind their #2, Vincent Wong. Peaky, Michael and Robbie have outperformed all year long and each has taken a turn at being top dog on the team. But, without those two freshman, the season would have ended today. BOTH freshmen ended up beating TC’s #4 and #5. We should note that Austin Situ, normally Temple City’s #4 runner, took a wrong turn and was disqualified. His DQ’d finish would have placed him well ahead of our freshmen. However, the team’s dominance today was such that the Titans would have won even if Situ hadn’t DQ’d.
So, the men join the girls in a dual CIF appearance. We are checking the records to determine the last time that both teams advanced to CIF in the same year.